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While women are welcomed to vote in many Islamic countries, it seems some Islamic countries still do not let women to vote.

I believe allowing women to participate in making decision about their future is essential according to the Islamic justice.

What is the reason behind countries preventing women to vote? Is there any Islamic reason to prevent women to vote, or is it just a cultural/political issue?*

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    Which countries? I just know Saudi Arabia.
    – rowman
    Nov 28, 2012 at 17:16
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    I did not mention any specific country to keep the question general.
    – Ali
    Nov 28, 2012 at 17:36
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    It should be cultural, I guess.
    – owari
    Nov 28, 2012 at 18:29
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    A better form of the question would be... why in Islam should women be allowed to partake in government?
    – Hanif
    Nov 28, 2012 at 20:07
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    @Hanif Your title contains an answer implicitly, while I am asking if it is allowed or not.
    – Ali
    Nov 28, 2012 at 21:16

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No, there is no Islamic rule that prevents Muslim women from voting. But some eastern cultures are trying to impose their cultural limitations and cover them with fake religious causes to force people to accept those limitations.

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    Those who ban women voting must have some logic.
    – muslim1
    Jan 16, 2013 at 21:40
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    What is the logic of preventing some humans and allowing others?
    – Drycola
    Jan 16, 2013 at 22:14
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    @Drycola here we only accept answers that have citations. Please provide your citations.
    – مجاهد
    Jan 16, 2013 at 22:22
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    @Drycola You may complete your answers by providing some Ayah or Hadith about similar rights for men and women.
    – Ali
    Jan 16, 2013 at 23:18
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    At least you can back your answer with some logic, e.g. something like to say as long as there is no reason to forbid something it will be considered permitted, and there is nothing in Qur'aan and Hadeeth that forbid such things. Even though I will still encourage you to consider finding some witnesses why it is allowed! Godspeed.
    – owari
    Jan 17, 2013 at 8:02

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